Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama
(3.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
See one of the main features of the renowned event at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. The ornate festival floats pass through the city during the festival, in line with a tradition begun around 350 years ago. With the festival taking place twice yearly, the floats get displayed when not in use in this large hall. Walk between the carefully crafted floats, admiring the subtle differences in design between each of these 17th-century treasures. A short video explains the roots and traditions of the festival, helping to contextualize the respect and reverence with which each of the floats is treated. Put Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall into our Takayama itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Museum is well organized and is a chance to see the beautiful cars for those who do not visit during the 2 annual festivals in which they parade, but it's small and has little information in English. I found the entry a little guy.
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  • Very nice Museum that is worthwhile. You can shoot to your heart's content, of course without Flash. The carts are interesting and have attention to detail. The ticket is cheaper, if they ask for a discount booklet at the tourist information.
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  • well worth a visit to check-out all of the different floats stored here...rolled out during the festivals (some are huge!). 
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  • On display are a selection of the floats used in Takayama's famous festival. The floats showcase the craftsmanship that Takayama is famous for. The last time I was there there was an English earphone guide that you could borrow which had a brief explanation of each of the floats.
  • Nice display of ceremonial floats . The museum also exhibits various traditional japanese artefacts
  • I do not think it is worth the entrance fee. Really what you see inside are 3 floats, a 10 minute video of the festival (which is NOT fully translated to English) and that's it.
  • Nice things to see but very expensive fir a museum which can be seen in 15 min.
  • Lovely storage/museum for the Takayama Festival Floats. Some as really massive, weighing tons each, with amazing detailing. Not all the floats are on display at one time as they're on rotation. Multi-language voice guide is available at the entrance. No-flash photography is allowed.